YMCA Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Aquatics Program

Aquatics Program

The YMCA offers swim lessons at the Hampton Inn indoor pool every summer. Each week-long session includes individualized attention from experienced staff and emphasize safety, fun and the four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our primary goal is to instill confidence and self-assurance in all swimmers.  

Swim Levels

Shrimp – Children ages 2-4 who are in the water for the first time; Parents may be asked to assist their child in the water.

Polliwogs – Children comfortable in the water and who can demonstrate a few simple skills.

Minnows – Children who are more advanced and can fully submerge their head underwater, hold their breath & swim without a flotation device.

Sharks – Children at the most advanced level who can perform several simple strokes and tread water.

Adult – Children older than 12 through adults who want to get comfortable in the water and learn basic stroke techniques.

Fees (includes an "I Learned How To Swim At The Y"  t-shirt.)  Financial assistance is available.

  • Y Members – $30 per session
  • Non-Y Members – $50 per session

Click here to download a Financial Assistance Application.  


All registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Registration forms are available at the Member Services Desk. For questions, please call Lance Futrell, Program Director, at 434-348-9622.

Click here to download a Swim Lesson Registration Form for a child under 12 years of age.



Lessons are held in week-long sessions. Sign up for one session or all six. The classes are taught Monday – Thursday of each scheduled week. Fridays are used as make-up days in the event of inclement weather.

Weather Policy

The pool will be closed for 30 minutes after the last sign of thunder or lightning. During a weather closure, the pool deck will be cleared of people. We encourage calling ahead during stormy weather conditions. Although every attempt will be made to reschedule missed sessions due to inclement weather, all sessions may not be rescheduled.

Water Aerobics

We are currently not offering water aerobics.